DALLAS – Medical City Dallas is the first in Dallas Fort Worth to offer cooled radiofrequency (RF) ablation technology, on demand, to treat painful bone metastases. The technology utilizes cooled water to precisely target and control heat to intentionally debulk and kill cancerous cells within bone.
Metastatic bone disease reportedly occurs in 60 to 80 percent of cancer patients - most frequently among patients with primary malignancies of the breast, prostate, liver and lung i cancer, as well as multiple myeloma. Bones are the third most common location to where cancerous cells metastasize ii.
The cooled RF ablation system is a leading-edge technology that allows physicians to deliver energy to the precise size and location of the tumor, predictably. The minimally invasive procedure typically takes less than 15 minutes to ablate and is often followed by cement augmentation, which helps stabilize the bone. Patients usually go home the same day.
“This minimally invasive procedure for bone tumors, now offered at Medical City Dallas, adds additional advancements to our ongoing commitment of providing new and innovative technology for our patients,” said Chris Mowan, CEO of Medical City Dallas.
For information about how the procedure works or to discuss if this might be an appropriate treatment, visit bit.ly/RFAblation.